Category: Advice

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What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. As the baby boomer population ages, there will be ...
Becoming A Doctor: Expectation vs. Reality

Becoming A Doctor: Expectation vs. Reality

Fans of Star Trek, the original series, may remember Dr. Leonard McCoy of the Starship Enterprise saying “Damn it, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a brickl ...
4 Ways to Stay Motivated During Medical Residency

4 Ways to Stay Motivated During Medical Residency

Residency is like being in limbo. You're more than an intern, but technically still in-training. Staying motivated is the key to surviving this aw ...
Physician Heal Thyself: Ensure a Sustainable Career

Physician Heal Thyself: Ensure a Sustainable Career

Given the pace of medical school, residency and full-time physician practice, it would be easy to assume that doctors aren’t very healthy. Given t ...
5 Foods to Give You Long-Lasting High Energy

5 Foods to Give You Long-Lasting High Energy

You need lots of energy to get through every day as a medical/healthcare professional and food can be your secret weapon. Eating the right foods i ...
How to Ace Your PA Exam: Tips & Tricks

How to Ace Your PA Exam: Tips & Tricks

Even though I acknowledge that grades and tests don't always correlate appropriately with the quality of health care a student will go on to provi ...
Key Components to an Active Medical Career

Key Components to an Active Medical Career

As an actively practicing physician, two primary components of your medical credentials are your state medical license and your board certificatio ...
Sensitive Medical Mobile Software is Not Immune to High-Risk Malware

Sensitive Medical Mobile Software is Not Immune to High-Risk Malware

We are all well aware of the insidious danger posed by cyber threats that are launched from the dark corners of the globe - but did you know that ...
Finding A Job After Medical School

Finding A Job After Medical School

So, you've graduated from medical school - congratulations! Now you need to focus your efforts on finding a job - not just any job - but the right ...
How to Manage Stress When Working the Night Shift

How to Manage Stress When Working the Night Shift

Whether you are a medical resident or a nursing student, eventually you are going to have to work the night shift. Working overnights carries its ...
6 Best Study Snacks for Optimal Retention

6 Best Study Snacks for Optimal Retention

It’s finally summer and time to get outside in the warm sun, stick your toes in the sand, and run around like you’re a kid again. Oh wait, you have to ...
3 Ways Online Board Review Protects You Like Sunscreen

3 Ways Online Board Review Protects You Like Sunscreen

This summer you'll need to be protecting yourself from the sun by loading up on your SPF. In a lot of ways, protecting yourself with SPF is the sa ...
25 Items Doctors Typically Pack for Vacation

25 Items Doctors Typically Pack for Vacation

When you pack for a vacation you probably load up on SPF 15 (or higher), hand sanitizer (pocket bac, floating pac), tissues, and ibuprofen. That’s a g ...
How to Manage Being Married During Medical School

How to Manage Being Married During Medical School

If you are wondering how to handle being a married medical student or resident, all you have to do is scratch the surface of a Google search. Ther ...
How to Maintain Your Practice During Uncertain Federal Healthcare Policy Changes

How to Maintain Your Practice During Uncertain Federal Healthcare Policy Changes

If you are in healthcare, these are troubling times. Regardless of your politics, uncertainty is unsettling and that is an understatement these da ...
Have You Heard About The New Medical Resident Hours Proposal?

Have You Heard About The New Medical Resident Hours Proposal?

Sometimes it’s so easy to blow holes in an argument, you wonder if you're on Candid Camera. Such is the case with the recently announced proposal ...
What Are Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions?

What Are Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions?

As 2016 comes to a close, and we embark on 2017, everyone starts thinking about their 2017 resolutions. What are some things you're planning to focus ...
Healthcare Professionals’ Tell All: The Hangover Guide

Healthcare Professionals’ Tell All: The Hangover Guide

'It was for a good cause.' Ringing in the new year is a fun time to gather with your loved ones and say goodbye to last year and hello to a season ...
To Receive or Not to Receive, That is the Question with Patient Gifts

To Receive or Not to Receive, That is the Question with Patient Gifts

Ah, the holidays - the season of giving. It’s the time of year when patients want to express their gratitude for your care with gifts that may ran ...
Feeling Overworked? Check Out Some Tips to Combat Physician Burnout

Feeling Overworked? Check Out Some Tips to Combat Physician Burnout

You are burned out and seriously considering whether you should leave medicine. You feel distracted and worry that your patient care is beginning ...
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